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Coin of Thyatira with bust of Caracalla, struck under Glycon

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, Gorgoneion on left shoulder. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: At right, rivergod seated left, overturned vase in right hand, facing standing humped bull. Tree behind. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, 1968, no. 8278); by 1974: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 10, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, Zurich, May 29, 1974, lot 244); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Leu auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink and Son Ltd., November 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 198–217

Mint

Thyatira, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 42 mm. Weight: 39.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1974.509

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins